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Dr Qiang Wu

Associate Professor of Photonics

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Dr. Qiang Wu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University at Newcastle.

Qiang Wu

Dr. Qiang Wu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University at Newcastle. He is also an adjunct professor in Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Before joining Northumbria University, he was a Stokes Lecturer with the Photonics Research Centre, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.

He was a Senior Research Associate with the Optoelectronics Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong, from 2004 to 2006, where he was involved in research on polymer optical waveguides. He was a Research Associate with the Applied Optics and Photonics Group, Heriot-Watt University, from 2006 to 2008, where he was involved in research on laser joining in micromanufacturing. He is a committee member of Holography and Optical Information Processing committee, The Chinese Optical Society. He is an Editorial Board member of Scientific Reports (Nature Group, 2016 Impact Factor 4.259) and Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal (2016 Impact Factor 2.512).

His current research interest lies in Photonics including the design and fabrication of fibre Bragg grating devices for sensing and optical communications; hetero-core fibre structures for novel fibre optical couplers and sensors; nonlinear effects in photonic crystal fibre, microsphere, nanofibres, visible light communication and its application for sensing, and surface plasmon resonant for highly integrated nanophotonics devices and their applications for biosensing. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 articles in academic journals and international conferences and holds three patents. He has been highlighted and interviewed by the journal Electronics Letters with the objective of understanding the background and rationale for his research on singlemode-multimode-singlemode fibre structures.

Qiang Wu’s Google scholar website

Qiang Wu’s Researchgate website

Qiang Wu’s ReseacherID website

Qiang Wu’s Northumbria Research Link

Campus Address

Room E409
Ellison Building
Northumberland Road
NE1 8ST

+441912274126

Qualifications

PhD, BSc(Hons)

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • Fibre optic sensors/biosensors
  • Nano-fibre, microsphere structure and its application for bio-chemical diagnostics
  • Nonlinear effects in photonics crystal fibre
  • Surface Plasmon Polaritions and its application for bio-chemical diagnostics
  • Optical Guided Waveguide

Sponsors and Collaborators

Sponsors

  • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Enterprise Ireland.

Collaborators

  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Jinan University (Guangzhou)

Current/Recent Projects

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Individual Fellowships, “FOMBIST: Fiber-Optic Multi-parametric BIochemical Sensing Technology”, €183,454, 2015 – 2017, Major organization: Aston University, Grant number: 660648, Role: Collaboration Partner
  • Fiosraigh Research Excellence Award, €72,000, Granted in 2014, Principal Investigator
  • Fiosraigh Dean of Graduate Students Scholarship, €72,000, Granted in 2014, Principal Investigator
  • Science Foundation Ireland Technology and Innovation Development Award (TIDA) 2013 programme, “High sensitivity optical chemical sensor for water quality monitoring”, €89,008, Grant number: 13/TIDA/B2707, Principal Investigator
  • Science Foundation Ireland Technology and Innovation Development Award (TIDA) 2011 programme, “Optical acoustic sensing based on an SMS fibre structure”, €77,358, Grant number: 11/TIDA/B2051, Principal Investigator
  • Short Term Travel Fellowship, funded by Science Foundation Ireland, €14,121, Grant number: 07/SK/I1200-STTF11, Principal Investigator
  • Incoming Short Term Travel Fellowship, funded by Science Foundation Ireland, €15,600, Grant number: 07/SK/I1200-ISTTF11, Principal Investigator
  • Fiosraigh Dean of Graduate Students Scholarship, €72,000, Granted in 2012, Principal Investigator
  • Fiosraigh Dean of Graduate Students Scholarship, €72,000, Granted in 2010, Principal Investigator
  • Stokes Lectureship, Science Foundation Ireland, €450,000, Grant number: 07/SK/I1200, Principal Investigator
  • Chinese National Natural Science Foundation, RMB 250,000, 2014-2017, Grant number: 61405014, Core Collaborator

Key Publications

  • Fangfang Wei Arun Kumar Mallik, Dejun Liu, Qiang Wu, Gang-Ding Peng, Gerald Farrell & Yuliya Semenova, “Magnetic field sensor based on a combination of a microfiber coupler covered with magnetic fluid and a Sagnac loop”, Scientific Reports, vol. 7, 2017
  • Lei Sun, Yuliya Semenova, Qiang Wu, Dejun Liu, Jinhui Yuan, Member, Tao Ma, Xinzhu Sang, Binbin Yan, Kuiru Wang, Chongxiu Yu, and Gerald Farrell, “High sensitivity ammonia gas sensor based on a silica gel coated microfiber coupler”, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, pp. 2864-2870, vol. 35, no. 14, 2017.
  • Chao Mei, Feng Li, Jinhui Yuan, Zhe Kang, Xianting Zhang, Binbin Yan, Xinzhu Sang, Qiang Wu, Xian Zhou, Kangping Zhong, Liang Wang, Kuiru Wang, Chongxiu Yu & P. K. A. Wai, “Comprehensive analysis of passive generation of parabolic similaritons in tapered hydrogenated amorphous silicon photonic wires”, Scientific Reports, vol. 7, 2017, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-17-03840-4
  • Youqiao Ma, Jun Zhou, Jaromír Pištora, Mohamed Eldlio, Nghia Nguyen-Huu, Hiroshi Maeda, Qiang Wu and Michael Cada, “Subwavelength InSb-based Slot wavguides for THz transport: concept and practical implementations”, Scientific Reports, 6:38784, DOI: 10.1038/srep38784, 2016
  • Dejun Liu, Wei Han, Arun Kumar Mallik, Jinhui Yuan, Chongxiu Yu, Gerald Farrell, Yuliya Semenova, and Qiang Wu, “High sensitivity sol-gel silica coated optical fiber sensor for detection of ammonia in water”, Optics Express, Vol. 24, no.21, pp. 24179-24187, 2016
  • Zhe Kang, Jinhui Yuan, Xianting Zhang, Xinzhu Sang, Kuiru Wang, Qiang Wu, Binbin Yan, Feng Li, Xian Zhou, kangping Zhong, “On-chip integratable all-optical quantizer using strong cross-phase modulation in a silicon-organic hybrid slot waveguide”, Scientific Reports, vol. 6, article number: 19528, 2016
  • Arun Kumar Mallik, Dejun Liu, Vishnu Kavungal, Qiang Wu, Gerald Farrell and Yuliya Semenova, “Agarose Coated Spherical Micro Resonator for Humidity Measurements”, Optics Express, vol. 24, no. 19, 21216-21227, 2016
  • Dejun Liu, Arun Kumar Mallik, Jinhui Yuan, Chongxiu Yu, Gerald Farrell, Yuliya Semenova, Qiang Wu, “High sensitivity refractive index sensor based on a tapered small core single-mode fiber structure”, Optics Letters, vol. 40, no. 17, pp. 4166-4169, 2015
  •  Boyuan Jin, Jinhui Yuan, Kuiru Wang, Xinzhu Sang, Binbin Yan, Qiang Wu, Feng Li, Xian Zhou, Guiyao Zhou, Chongxiu Yu, Chao Lu, Hwa Yaw Tam, P. K. A. Wai, “A comprehensive theoretical model for on-chip microring-based photonic fractional differentiators”, Scientific Reports, vol. 5, article number: 14216, 2015
  • Jinhui Yuan, Xinzhu Sang, Qiang Wu, Guiyao Zhou, Feng Li, Xian Zhou, Chongxiu Yu, Kuiru Wang, Binbin Yan, Ying Han, Hwa Yaw Tam, P. K. A. Wai, “Enhanced intermodal four-wave mixing for visible and near-infrared wavelength generation in a photonic crystal fiber”, Optics Letters, vol.40, no.7, pp. 1338-1341, 2015
  • Qiang Wu, Jinhui Yuan, Chongxiu Yu, Xinzhu Sang, Lipeng Sun, Jie Li, Tuan Guo, Baiou Guan, Hauping Chan, Kin Seng Chiang, Youqiao Ma, Pengfei Wang, Yuliya Semenova, and Gerald Farrell, “UV exposure on a single-mode fiber within a multimode interference structure”, Optics Letters, vol. 39, no. 22, pp. 6521-6524, 2014
  • Youqiao Ma, Gerald Farrell, Yuliya Semenova, and Qiang Wu, “A hybrid nanowedge plasmonic waveguide for low loss propagation with ultra-deep-subwavelength mode confinement”, Optics Letters, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 973-976, 2014
  • Youqiao Ma, Gerald Farrell, Yuliya Semenova, Hau Ping Chan, Hongzhou Zhang, and Qiang Wu, “Novel dielectric loaded plasmonic waveguide for tight-confined hybrid plasmon mode”, Plasmonics, vol. 8, pp. 1259-1263, 2013
  • Qiang Wu, Youqiao Ma, Jinhui Yuan, Yuliya Semenova, Pengfei Wang, Chongxiu Yu, and Gerald Farrell, “Evanescent field coupling between two parallel close contact SMS fiber structures”, Optics Express, vol. 20, no. 3, 3098-3109, 2012
  • Qiang Wu, Yuliya Semenova, Binbin Yan, Youqiao Ma, Pengfei Wang, Chongxiu Yu and Gerald Farrell, “Fiber refractometer based on a fiber Bragg grating and single-mode–multimode–single-mode fiber structure”, Optics Letters, vol. 36, no. 12, pp. 2197-2199, 2011
  • Qiang Wu, Yuliya Semenova, Pengfei Wang and Gerald Farrell, “High sensitivity SMS fiber structure based refractometer – analysis and experiment”, Optics Express, vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 7937-7944, 2011

 

Further information

To view my research profile, please find links below:

Qiang Wu’s Google scholar website

QiangWu’s Researchgate website

QiangWu’s ReseacherID website

Qiang Wu’s Northumbria Research Link


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